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The Beats A Very Short Introduction

Pub Date : 2013-07-25 | Author : David Sterritt | Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN 10 : 9780199796779
ISBN 13 : 0199796777

This book offers a concise overview of the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibilities of the Beat Generation, explaining how their drastic visions and radical styles challenged ..

The Philosophy Of The Beats

Pub Date : 2012-01-01 | Author : Sharin N. Elkholy | Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

ISBN 10 : 9780813135809
ISBN 13 : 081313580X

The phrase "beat generation" -- introduced by Jack Kerouac in 1948 -- characterized the underground, nonconformist youths who gathered in New York City at that time. Together, thes..

Reconstructing The Beats

Pub Date : 2004-03-03 | Author : J. Skerl | Publisher : Springer

ISBN 10 : 9781403982100
ISBN 13 : 1403982104

This collection of scholarly essays reassesses the Beat Generation writers in mid-century American history and literature, as well as their broad cultural impact since the 60s from..

The Cambridge Companion To The Beats

Pub Date : 2017-02-28 | Author : Steven Belletto | Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10 : 9781107184459
ISBN 13 : 1107184452

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era. The Beats were a literary and ..

Drugs And The Beats

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : John Long | Publisher : Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN 10 : 9781589397835
ISBN 13 : 1589397835

In this fascinating and informative exploration of the relationship between drugs and literature, the reader will discover the lives and writings of three celebrated "beat" writers..

Understanding The Beats

Pub Date : 1992 | Author : Edward Halsey Foster | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 0872498786
ISBN 13 : 9780872498785

Surveys the works that made four major beat writers--Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, & Gregory Corso--into American celebrities...